Newsonomics: Tronc & The Daily News, What To Make Of This Out-Of-The Blue Buy

For much of the winter and spring, Michael Ferro was uncharacteristically quiet. Once he’d defeated Gannett’s hostile takeover attempt of his newly named Tronc, Ferro seemed to cease being the center of the news industry storm. Some applauded; others privately told me they missed ...

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Newsonomics: Lessons For The News Media From Charlottesville

It’s a new unexpectedly raw moment in America. We find ourselves still able to be stunned, and that in and of itself is stunning given the rapid-fire explosions of news we’ve experienced since the election. For media, the events in Charlottesville have been more on-the-job training ...

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Newsonomics: Craig Newmark Is Journalism’s New Six Million Dollar Man

Craig Newmark is a creature of the internet. Like Beyoncé, a singular name defines a great brand, one he provided 22 years ago to the eponymous Craigslist. Though long associated with “free,” this organically grown San Francisco-based classifieds provider may produce a billion dollars in annual ...

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Newsonomics: Trump May Be The News Industry’s Greatest Opportunity To Build A Sustainable Model

One of the most challenging periods in American press history begins at noon Eastern today. The cries of “Lügenpresse” (defended by the outlet until recently run by new chief strategist to the president) echo almost as much as the stiff-arm salutes in the nation’s capital in late October. The ...

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Newsonomics: Bill Keller’s Marshall Project Finds Its Legs

The Marshall Project is off to a fast start. Ten thousand people a day now receive its daily summary of the latest news in criminal justice, linking up the best reporting and writing on topics from law enforcement to courts to corrections. It’s already published collaborations with The ...

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Meet ‘Reveal,’ The Show That Could Be ‘60 Minutes’ For Our Century

First published at Capital New York What might “60 Minutes” be like if it were launching in 2015? It might look—or really sound—a lot like “Reveal.” You may have bumped into “Reveal,” a first-of-its-kind regular radio investigative-journalism show, on your local public radio station ...

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The Newsonomics of Digital First Media’s Thunderdome Implosion (and Coming Sale)

Follow Newsonomics on Twitter @kdoctor First published at Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab   Today, we’ll hear official word of the demise of Project Thunderdome, one of the news industry’s highest-profile experiments in centralized, digital-first, mobile-friendly, new-news-partner ...

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The Newsonomics of Impaq.me and News Impacting You

First published at Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab   Related: The Newsonomics of (California Watch’s Single, Investigative Story Three Reasons to Watch California Watch The Death and Life of California News Foundations Move to Fill News Gap     Hello there! It’s me, your ...

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The Newsonomics of Big and Little, from NBC News and GlobalPost to Thunderdome

That led Balboni to look for a big brother. While he’d done various kinds of editorial partnerships with CBS and PBS over time, none had produced a game-changing business impact. What GlobalPost needed was two things: An ad partner whose ad technology stack could help GlobalPost better ...

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The Newsonomics of Pulitzers, Paywalls, and Investing in the Newsroom

Let’s look then at the newsonomics of Pulitzers, paywalls, and investing in newsrooms, and think about whether our intuition has any basis in provable fact. If even 20 percent of expense devoted to newsroom seems like a low number, consider that the industry average is about 12.7 percent for ...

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